' Mr. Safford says
in his article on the Identity of Cohoba (Journal of the Washington Academy
of Sciences, Sept. 19, 1916): The most remarkable fact connected with
Piptadenia peregrina, or tree-tobacco is that... the source of its
intoxicating properties still remains unknown. One of the bifurcated tubes, in
the first stages of manufacture, was found at Machu Picchu. '
CARVED SEATS AND PLATFORMS OF ÑUSTA
bingham's vilcabamba seems to best
fit the chronicles. i need to reread savoy's reasons for thinking another
area was meant.
maybe im wrong but my hunch is that '
Uiticos ' and utica of greece had the same magyar root.
there are many other examples seen on old maps.
he speaks of 3 vilcabambas.
he preferred tea over cold water,
claiming the latter brought on mountain sickness. sugar is craved on the
[ if the andes arose millions of
years ago i think that events such as ponding water in basins prior to
cutting channels, and salt flats, and signs of former benches on the hills,
would have long ago disappeared. we certainly would not see ruins and
human bones below the gravel deposits. ]
He said he had found the pots in the jungle not far
away. They had been made by the Incas. Four of them were of the familiar
aryballus type. Another was of a closely related form, having a wide
mouth, pointed base, single incised, conventionalized, animal-head nubbin
attached to the shoulder, and band-shaped handles attached vertically below the
median line. Although capable of holding more than ten gallons, this huge pot
was intended to be carried on the back and shoulders by means of a rope passing
through the handles and around the nubbin. Saavedra said that he had found near
his house several bottle-shaped cists lined with stones, with a flat stone on
top evidently ancient graves. The bones had entirely disappeared. The cover of
one of the graves had been pierced; the hole covered with a thin sheet of beaten
silver. He had also found a few stone implements and two or three small bronze
Inca axes. ' [note bronze]
' The last Amautas flourished about 800 A.D.
' The Amautas
had been ruling the Peruvian highlands for about sixty generations '
' Many of the
agricultural and engineering feats which we ordinarily assign to the Incas were
really achievements of the Amautas. The last of the Amautas was Pachacuti VI
[ he loses
me here by assuming the amautas were not inca. as i recall the inca sages
or wizards were known as amautas until the conquest. much like the magi of
the magyar. he has cuzco as their capital. its true montesinos spoke
of various royal blood lines and capitals, as if dynasties. ]
' built a new
city at Tampu-tocco. Here they kept alive the memory of the Amautas
[ its like there
was a dark age after the regime of pachacuti 6 fell to an invasion from the
south and east, but all were inca. this lapse must confuse moderns into
giving a short history to the inca.]
' One of the most enlightened rulers of Tampu-tocco
was a king called Tupac Cauri, or Pachacuti VII. In his day people began to
write on the leaves of trees. '
' Tupac Cauri was told by his soothsayers
that the matter which most displeased the gods was the invention of writing.
Thereupon he forbade anybody to practice writing, under penalty of death. This
mandate was observed with such strictness that the ancient folk never again used
letters. Instead, they used quipus, strings and knots. ' [difficult
to accept that writing developed and was lost in one generation.]
Spaniards who asked about Tampu-tocco were told that it was at or near
Paccaritampu, a small town eight or ten miles south of Cuzco. I learned that
ruins are very scarce in its vicinity. '